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On Wednesday, Paul Green S.C., prosecuting, said a pathologist would tell the jury that Ms. McCarthy died from asphyxia, strangulation and blunt force trauma, including blows to her head, trunk and extremities.
[Source: Clare Champion]
A group of Kilcredan primary school children were dramatically evacuated from a burning bus on Wednesday morning just outside the Jack Lynch tunnel.
It is understood the children from fourth to sixth year, were going to Páirc Uí Rinn for a Sciath Na Scol U-13 hurling final against Frankfield school, Scoil Niocláis.
A full 5- person capacity coach, hired from Mackey Coaches, Midleton, had just exited the Jack Lynch tunnel on the Mahon side, when the back of the bus went up in smoke.
[Source: Cork Independent]
What have the Loch Ness monster, a killer whale, 30 Joseph Lockes, a real life subbuteo team and a squad of German U-boat captains got in common?
They were just some of the many characters who appeared in Derry last weekend for “The Return of Colmcille.”
The large-scale outdoor extravaganza, which took place last Thursday and Friday, has been written by Frank Cottrell Boyce, the author of the Olympic opening ceremony and outdoor art experts, Walk the Plank.
[Source: Derry Journal]
The winner of the massive $13 million lotto jackpot has placed a bet on Donegal taking the All-Ireland for the second successive season.
Kevin Geoghegan made headlines last week when he and his partner, Carol Lorgan, collected their bumper check at the National Lottery headquarters in Dublin. Last Wednesday, Kevin told the Donegal Democrat: “I have placed a bet on Donegal to win. I fancy them. I am not going to say how much of a bet I placed on them, but I did back them.
“I fancy other teams to win, too. I am a betting man,” he said.
[Source: Donegal Democrat]
A Belfast court has heard how a woman who was allegedly snatched from a Dundalk street last December pretended to be dead while her abductors argued about how to dispose of her body.
The woman said she had been grabbed and bundled into a car, driven by a woman, while on her way to meet her boyfriend near the Square in Dundalk.
She told the court she was then taken across the border and sexually assaulted before escaping from a house in Newry and alerting police.
[Source: Examiner Newspaper]
Roll-your-own tobacco disguised as tea and valued at some $134,000 was seized by Revenue Customs officers last Wednesday.
The quarter-ton of tobacco was concealed in bags marked as tea from China. The illegal load was discovered when officers from Dublin Airport intercepted a van in north Dublin City. The seizure was part of an operation against a Dublin-based smuggling and distribution gang.
Officers questioned one person in relation to the find and a file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions. The load represented a loss of $95,000 to the exchequer.
[Source: Irish Times]
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